The Secret Teachings of All Ages Manly P. Hall Huston Smith says that this classic is "a masterful summation of the esoteric teachings of the ages". And Edgar Mitchell, the Apollo astronaut, says "it will guide historians, philosophers, and lay seekers of esoteric wisdom for centuries."
"Every existing creature manifests some aspect of the intelligence or power of the Eternal One."
"Right thinking, right feeling, and right action – these are three gates through which the Christ power passes into the material world, there to labor in the erection of the Temple of Universal Brotherhood."
"The invisible nature of man is as vast as his comprehension and as measureless as his thoughts. The fingers of his mind reach out and grasp the stars; his spirit mingles with the throbbing life of Cosmos itself."
“All are dependent upon the one fertilizing principle existing in the Supreme Mind.”
"This world is but the shadow of God….All that is in the invisible archetypal sphere is revealed in the sensible corporeal world by the light of Nature."
"The ancients believed that the theory of humanity's being made in the image of God was to be understood literally. They maintained that the universe was a great organism not unlike the human body, and that every phase and function of the Universal Body had a correspondence in humanity."
"Out of one in all is all."
"The criers of the Mysteries speak again, bidding all people welcome to the House of Light. The great institution of materiality has failed. The false civilization built by humanity has turned, and like the monster of Frankenstein, is destroying its creator. Religion wanders aimlessly in the maze of theological speculation. Science batters itself impotently against the barriers of the unknown. Only transcendental philosophy knows the path. Only the illumined reason can carry the understanding part of humanity upward to the light. Only philosophy can teach us to be born well, to die well, and in perfect measure be born again. Into this band – those who have chosen the life of knowledge, of virtue, and of utility – the philosophers of the ages invite you."
"Every visible object, every abstract thought, every emotional reaction is but the symbol of an eternal principle."
"God is the 'within' and the 'without' of all things."
“To the Gnostics, the Christ was the personification of the Divine Mind.”
"Man's nature – consisting of his physical organism, his emotional nature, and his mental faculties – reflects the light of his Divinity and bears witness of It in the physical world."
"The sum of all things being the Good, it is natural that all things should partake of the Good and be arranged in combinations that are harmonious. Harmony is the manifesting expression of the Will of the eternal Good."
"Alchemy teaches that God is in everything; that He is One Universal Spirit, manifesting through an infinity of forms."
"The universe is made up of successive gradations of good."
"The power to think true is the savior of humanity. The mythological and historical Redeemers of every age were all personifications of that power."
"It is seen that all forms are of one substance and all life of one force, and these are co-existent in the nature of the Supreme One."
"All is in God and God is in all; all is in all and each is in each."
“Through reason man is enabled to elevate himself above the illusionary world of the senses and find eternal repose in perfect union with the Divine Essence.”
“According to Plato, the One is the term most suitable for defining the Absolute.”
"Within the nature of man is reflected the entire universe in miniature."
"God is in all. Therefore, all are divinely in the Divine."
"The trend of man's evolutionary growth is ever toward his own essential Selfhood."
“Xenophanes declared that God ‘is all things’.”
"God writes His will upon the face of celestial and terrestrial Nature. With this language we read God's will for all His creatures."